Saturday, 3 July 2010

Branding Goes

The removal of the route branding from various Metro liveried buses has commenced. All vehicles except the doomed Line 6 Deltas and the pool liveried buses are expected to lose their lettering over the next few weeks. Today, Delta 115, Excels 215 and 224, Trident 312 and Olympian 379 were all noted with the place names removed from their sides and a 'tower and waves' logo where the route number was.

New line stickers have appeared on bus stops, so far for Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 only. These feature the black and yellow wave of the new fleet livery; the tower and waves logo; route number and destination. Note that the Metro logo remains on this example together with the old style sticker for Line 15.

Trident 340 has been joined by Solo 290 in the paint shop while the stored open top Olympians are beginning to depart with 844 leaving on 30 June and 813 expected to follow next week. Metroriders 503 and 513 have been sold to Totally Transport CIC for spares.